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Thursday May 13, 2021
Concurrent Session 1A       
Covid-19 Challenges on the Blood Supply
Phenotyped Red Blood Cells for Sickle Cell Patients - Maintaining the Supply Gwen Clarke

Adaptability: Canadian Blood Services’ Response to COVID-19 Cheryl Doncaster/ Lise Simpson

Héma-Québec: Québec’s experience with the pandemic Marie-Hélène Robert / Pier-Luc Savard
Concurrent Session 1B      
Blood Shortage Management / Pénuries de sang au Canada
Fact, Fiction and Function a Blood Shortages Primer Gail Samaan/ Dorothy Harris



Managing Emergency Blood Shortage Melissa Leonard/ John Whalen

Blood Shortages Planning-NEBMC Construct Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk 
Concurrent Session 1C      
Donor Hot Topics
The Impact of the Pandemic on Donor Eligibility Michelle Zeller

The Impact of the Pandemic on Blood and Donor Safety  Catherine Latour
Concurrent Session 2A      
Canadian Blood Services Research Highlights
IVIg with Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Donald Branch

Platelets are versatile cells: new discoveries and new opportunities  Heyu Ni
Concurrent Session 2B      
Transfusion Education / Éducation en transfusion au Canada

Transfusion Camp

Vancouver TM Training Program 

Yulia Lin

Andrew Shih


Concurrent Session 2C      
Cold Stored Whole Blood
What’s old is new again – the use of whole blood for massive bleeding  Mark Yazer

Cold Stored Whole Blood : Supplier perspective Chantale Pambrun
Concurrent Session 3A      
Héma Québec Research Highlights
One Night in Québec – Collaborative projects at interdisciplinary borders Danny Brouard

R&D duties during a pandemic – 2020s tale  Patrick Trépanier
Concurrent Session 3B      
Transfusion Education
Transfusion Medicine Physician Trainee Education Seminar Series Matthew Yan

Immunohematology training program: Héma-Québec’s experience  Nadia Baillargeon
Concurrent Session 3C      
Cold Stored Platelets / Plaquettes entreposées au froid
Cold Stored Platelets: How are they different from warm platelets?  Dana Devine

Bacterial Growth in Cold-Stored Platelets Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
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Friday May 14, 2021
Plenary Session        
Convalescent Plasma Trials/ Études cliniques sur le plasma convalescent

Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19: What have we learned in the first year of the pandemic?

Convalescent plasma in Canada: Update on the CONCOR-1 trial

Jeannie Callum


Philippe Bégin



How to engage the community in clinical trials? CONCOR-1 experience
Emily Sirotich

Concurrent Session 4A      
Covid-19 - What do we know now?/ Covid-19 et coagulation- Que savonsnous maintenant

COVID 19 Coagulopathy Scientific perspective

Antithrombotic management of patients with COVID-19

Ed Pryzdial

Michelle Sholzberg


Concurrent Session 4B      
Ethics in Transfusion Medicine
Empowering Triage Teams Timothy Christie

Resource Management in a Pandemic  Hakan Buyukdere
Concurrent Session 4C      
Choosing Wisely
Using blood wisely Yulia Lin

Choosing Wisely - Atlantic Canada progress report Emma Boulay
Concurrent Session 5A      
Covid Antibodies
Understanding serologic responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection Steven Drews

Covid-19 Antibodies Renée Bazin
Concurrent Session 5B      
Standing Updates
Update: Health Canada’s Inspections Mélanie Mercier

Update: National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products Alan Tinmouth 
  Comité consultative en médécine transfusionnelle (CCNMT): Update of activities - 2020-2021 Heather Hume
Concurrent Session 5C      
Nightmares in Transfusion Medicine / Cauchemars en médecine transfusionnelle

Hyperhemolysis case

Doing The Best For Our Patients During Challenging Times

Panagglutinins : Finding a match when everything is incompatible

Jacob Pendergrast

Christine Cotton


Maude Landry


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Saturday May 15, 2021
Concurrent Plenary Session 2A      

Managing Transfusions During a Pandemic: Impact of Extended Length Tubing on RCC Quality Jason Acker


Early adaptations of transfusion medicine systems to the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia Eric McGinnis/ Robert Guo
Concurrent Plenary Session 2B      

Errors, Accidents and Adverse Reactions under Health Canada’s Blood Regulations Mélanie Mercier


Concurrent Session 6A      
Plasma Shortages due to COVID-19
IVIg supply disruption in Quebec during the COVID19 pandemic: why and how to respond Nancy Robitaille Christine Ouimet

Patient Perspectives: “Scott’s Scuttlebutt on Scarce SCIg” Tara Redfern
Concurrent Session 6B      
Transfusion in Diverse Populations / Transfusion dans diverses populations

Transfusion In Oncology Patients

The ABCS of Pediatric MHPs – More Qs than As

MIH out-of-hospital community blood transfusions: An update

Jacques Maillet

Jennifer Duncan

Tin-Shan (Tim) Chung


Concurrent Session 6C      
CSTM committee Updates
COPTN Canadian Obstetrical and Pediatric Transfusion Network Project Update: Which tests should be performed on this cord blood sample? Omar Issam Ali Hajjaj

Update from The Specialist in Transfusion Science (STS) Subcommittee Gwen Clarke
  CSTM Standards Committee “Where we are in 2021”  Danielle Watson
Concurrent Session 7A      
Serology Case Studies
Bombay case - Fulfilling a Request for a Bombay Phenotype Susan White/ Louise Ringuette

Sickle Cell Antibodies: Acute Anemia Post-Transfusion Jonaki Manna
  Malignancy Induced Autoantibodies Waseem Anani
Concurrent Session 7B      
Nursing Topics
Introduction to the CSTM Transfusion Safety Network Crystal Brunk

Becoming a Transfusion Practitioner  Clare O’Reilly
  COPTN Project Update: Pediatric Massive Transfusion Valérie Arsenault
Concurrent Session 7C      
Prenatal Topics/ Médecine transfusionnelle périnatale Postnatal impact of alloimmunization on the neonate  Lani Lieberman
  Management of postpartum hemorrhage: Massive transfusion protocols and beyond Nadine Shehata
  Perinatal management of Carriers of Hemophilia and their Newborn Shauna Gray/ Julie Cormier
  Canadian Blood Bank Practices for Red Cell Intrauterine Transfusion: Variations and Innovations Melanie Bodnar
Concurrent Session 8A      
Selected Oral Abstracts - Administrative Prevention of Alloimmunization in Mothers of Saskatchewan: Development of a Hospital-based Provincial Prenatal Testing Program Structure Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk
  Development of a Library of TikToks to Support Stem Cell Donor Recruitment in Canada Brady Park 
  Transfusion Medicine Education for Physicians Troy Thompson
  Multimedia resources to engage gay, bisexual, and queer men in Canada as stem cell donors Natalie DeGurse
Concurrent Session 8B      
Selected Oral Abstracts - Scientific Tracking SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among Canadian blood donors Sahar Saeed
  Current challenges and implication for SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence studies among blood donors: A Scoping Review Sahar Saeed
  Evaluating Red Cell Concentrate Product Quality from Day 42 to Day 49 of Hypothermic Storage Tracey Turner
  Loss of repeat convalescent plasma donors due to waning anti-SARS-CoV2-2 plaque reduction neutralization test titers (April-December 2020). Steven Drews
Concurrent Session 8C      
Selected Oral Abstracts - Clinical Transfusion of a Platelet Pool Contaminated with Exotoxin-Producing Staphylococcus aureus: A Case Report Sandra RamirezArcos
  A case of recipient neutrophil and human leukocyte antigen antibody mediated fatal reverse transfusion related acute lung injury Rachel Jug
  Transfusion of Paediatric Sickle Cell Anemia patients: sickle screening of units discontinued. Letka Dumevska
  Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood donations in Canada  Sahar Saeed 
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